Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Golden peacock


My sister's baby shower was on Sunday. Of course it was a traditional indian style ceremony that was going to take place. I decided on gold, red and green. These are traditional colours to my region. I picked the dress first. Its a rich dark red interwoven with light golden threads, highlighted by green and golden embroidery with diamante style border. Its worn with dark green leggings and a stole style duppata (the whole thing is called chudidar in India).
Traditional Dress
Neck with low cut back
I had a hard time trying to figure out my mani, but I know it had to be gold with red.

So here's what I worked out. 

After I finished stamping, I felt it needed a bit something so I added dots in green on ring finger to compliment the dress. :)
Base: Lakme Metallics 040
Stamping: BM 212 with red konad
Highlight: green acrylic paint

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♥ Ciao ♥

Friday, 19 August 2011

Flower Power

Please excuse my week long hiatus. My parents left yesterday for Canada on a month long vacation and I was helping them pack, plus we had a long weekend last week so I was completely off the computer, and out with my mom helping her shop for the trip. This mani below, is what I was wearing last week. I had wanted to do a nude base since quite some time and a full nail stamp design. So thats what I did.

 Base: Nude from Streetwear
Stamping: Konad violet pearl with BM 205
Although the top coat smudged the stamp a bit, I thought the overall look was quite cute and girly.
I also put a few nail stickers in pink to make it fun.
(indoors with flash)
Do let me know your comments and thoughts on this flower power.

Oh! and if you are from Canada or know about it, can you recommend any polish brands for holographic,crackle and stamping polishes(non konad kinds), that  I can call for. Ciao

Monday, 8 August 2011

Navy Crown

This week I have been wearing OPI's Russian Navy from my last weeks Haul.
Applied base coat and put 2 coats of Russian Navy. Its a classic navy blue with tons of purple shimmer.

Stamped it using Konad's special silver and BM216
I had to capture it using a flash, else the shimmer wasn't showing.

This is my entry to WiseShe's Mega GiveAway. Its open internationally till 31st Aug.
Contains loads of NYX goodies.
Click here to enter it.

Please leave me your comments, I love to read them!!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Thank God I'm a Woman :)

Dear Gals,
I am honoured and really excited that my entry was choosen by Orilca from Confessions of a Polishaholic as one the entries to her "Thank God I'm a Woman" contest!!

Please vote for me on her blog:

Mine is the third entry with pink gradient sponging and a butterfly. Please vote for me!!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My weekend Haul !! :)

Hello All,
As an amateur nail artist, I realized that my inventory is lacking certain must haves. So I went about looking for a few things this weekend. Here's what I ended up with.
From L to R:
Makeup sponge, VLCC anti tan pack, M&S Cocoa butter and Peach almond hand and body lotion,
nail art rhine stones in gold and black, streetwear in barely nude, Lotus herbals' Ocean Love and Cozy Mulberry, OPI : DS Reflection and Russian Navy and a dotting tool arrived from ebay.
Rhine Stones in Gold and Black

Nail Polish Stash
Not saying that I got all that I wanted, but with the limited choices that we have I picked these. I am still lusting after a few good metallics and flakies.

Ta-Da till I see you next time

Monday, 1 August 2011

My Blog's first award: Sunshine!!

Dear NailArt Enthusiasts,
I am pleased to announce that my humble little Blog has been awarded the "Sunshine Award"!!!! This has been presented to me by Theresa. Please see her lovely blog here. Thank you so much I feel truly honored and appreciate the gesture.

So now I must follow the rules that comes with this award:
1) Thank the person who gave you this award.
2) Write a post about it.
3) Answer the questions below.
4) Pass this award on to 10 other bloggers who I feel are worthy (believe me I had a tough time choosing these) and send them a message to let them know.
us readers. They are listed randomly below:
1) Addicted to Blush
2) Addicted to Konad
3) WiseShe
4) Spellbinding Nails
5) Nailasaurus
6) I'm feeling Nail-venturous
7) Manicured Monkey
8) Emerald Sparkle
9) Lacquerized